Protecting wildlife

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

We give wildlife an extra helping hand to ensure it continues to thrive in our three counties.

To protect our wildlife the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust carries out detailed monitoring of species and takes appropriate steps to prevent their decline. Monitoring allows us to identify species and habitats that are under threat, as well as helping us ensure that conservation management is actively making a positive difference for biodiversity.

We provide an extra boost to key species, such as water voles, and specific wildlife 'hot spots', such as chalk grassland. We put in dedicated extra resources, volunteer time and specialist knowledge to ensure that their needs are catered for.

We help other landowners assess and monitor their land and advise them about how to care for habitats and species.


Much of our work is led by Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs). These are the UK’s response to the international Convention on Biological Diversity, widely known as the Rio Earth Summit, held in 1992, to halt the decline of species on a global scale.

Biodiversity Action Plans assess the state of habitats in the UK.

Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs) were drawn up to guide work at a local scale. For further information visit the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire LBAP websites.

Monitoring Wildlife

Dark Green Fritillary by Keith Warmington

We are always very keen to receive any ad hoc wildlife records you may collect from our reserves. Find out how to send your data to us.

Volunteer with us

Snakeshead Fritillaries Survey by BBOWT

Do your bit to help local wildlife.

Find out about volunteering opportunities here.

A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Water Vole

Name: Water Vole

Scientific name: Arvicola amphibius

Category: Mammals

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